Following a successful Kickstarter the hotly anticipated Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile will arrive early next year from Leder Games. This legacy style board game, designed by Cole Wehrle, will put the players in the roles of warriors aiming to protect an empire or destroy it. Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile is for one to six players, ages 10+, plays in around 45 minutes to two hours, and will carry an MSRP of $100.00 when it arrives in Q1 2021.
From Leder Games:
In Oath, one to six players guide the course of history in an ancient land. Players might take the role of agents bolstering the old order or scheme to bring the kingdom to ruin. The consequences of one game will ripple through those that follow, changing what resources and actions future players may have at their disposal and even altering the game’s core victory condition.
If a player seizes control by courting anarchy and distrust, future players will have to contend with a land overrun by thieves and petty warlords. In a later game, a warlord might attempt to found a dynasty, creating a line of rulers that might last generations or be crushed by the rise of a terrible, arcane cult.
In Oath, there are no fancy production tricks, app-assisted mechanisms or production gimmicks. The game can be reset at any time and doesn’t require the same play group from one game to the next. A player might use the fully-featured solo mode to play several generations during the week and then use that same copy of the game for Saturday game-night with friends. There are no scripted narratives or predetermined end points. The history embedded in each copy of Oath will grow to be as unique as the players who helped build it.